Amy Jo Schwartz David, age 49, of Merrill, died peacefully at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on Monday, November 1, 2021, due to complications from COVID-19, pneumonia, and other pre-existing conditions. Amy was born on March 4, 1972, to Duane Schwartz and Barbara (Allen) (Schwartz) Schuster in Merrill.
Amy graduated from Merrill High School with the class of 1991. Following graduation, she became a homemaker and a mom, as well as a daycare provider. She eventually went back to school to become a medical assistant, but never got the chance to finish. Amy married Charles C. David in 1998, and later divorced in 2008.
She prided herself on being a Pisces and loved Jack Skellington, all things glittery, Harry Potter, Peter Dinklage and rhinos. Amy loved her children fiercely and unconditionally. She was a great person and a one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable mom.
Amy is survived by her loving children: Morgan David of Merrill, Chazz David (Marieh Mueller) of Merrill and Lauren David (David Melomet) of Baltimore, MD, grandchild: Charlie, father: Duane (Sherry) Schwartz, mother: Barbara Schuster, along with many nieces and nephews: including Jennifer Podeweltz and her children, Ian Fisher (Marley Cotey) of Merrill, WI and Jordan Schwartz. She is further survived by her siblings: Jamie Schwartz, Brian Schwartz and Laureen Podeweltz (Jim Streeter) and countless friends including Noah Riddle and Lakia Hanson and her children (Wausau, WI). She was loved by all, including her children’s friends, who viewed her as a second mom. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Lawrence ‘Dodo’ Schwartz, paternal grandmother Anna Cayar, uncle: Walter, aunt: Mavis, stepfather: Don Schuster, and maternal grandmother: Margaret Taylor (Joe Taylor).
A Celebration of Life for Amy will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021, at Waid Funeral Home in Merrill from 5pm-8pm.
Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.